A look back at Beatrix's reign as her 75th birthday portrait is revealed

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A look back at Beatrix's reign as her 75th birthday portrait is revealed

After school, "Trix", as she is known, went to Leiden University, where she concentrated on subjects which would stand her in good stead for her future role, emerging with a degree in politics in July 1961.

Beatrix balanced her studies with her royal duties. Pictured here with US President Dwight Eisenhower and First Lady Mamie Eisenhower at the White House on a royal state visit in 1959